Colombo Weather November Averages, Sri Lanka
What's the weather like in Colombo in November
The UK may be languishng in cold weather in November, but Colombo's prime tourism season is just beginning.
The area enjoys consistently high temperatures and hours of sun year round, with really very little variation in the temperatures.
However, the amount of wet weather seen varies dramatically and, if you don't want to get caught in monsoon season, this is the time to visit.
The average temperature of the sea is 28°C (83°F).
The average amount of rainfall seen is 310 mm.
There is an average of 7 hours of sunshine each day in Colombo.
At this time of the year, the weather is hot and dry. The humidity levels are high but not so much as to make the climate uncomfortable.
If you're looking to enjoy winter sun and come home with a tan, Colombo is a resort that will more than suit your needs.
Things to do in Colombo in November
Whether or not you're religious or spiritual, time spent visiting the different places of worship in Colombo will be a rewarding experience. There are many different religious sanctuaries in the city, including Hindu and Buddhist temples and mosques. It may well afford you the opportunity to gain an insight into the culture and traditions of the area.
During the month of November, tourists will be able to enjoy the Deepavali festival. This is Sri Lanka's version of the Diwali festival or the 'festival of lights', which is celebrated in India. It is especially important to the Tamils of Sri Lanka.
During the festival, the citizens of the island nation light up small lamps as the sun goes down. These lamps are placed outside their homes to prevent evil shadows from interfering with one's life and family.
After the evil shadows have been chased away, they light up small lamps and place them inside the house. These are to welcome the Goddess Lakshmi. The goddess is responsible for bringing prosperity and wealth to one's life.
Tourists will be awed by the beautiful lights at night. It is important to note that gifts are usually exchanged when people visit each other during the festival. Therefore, if you were to visit a household during the festival, it would be a good idea to carry a gift.